Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First full dark gluten free ive ever had. Great taste low carbonation. No raunchy bland sorgum taste.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours very dark with a medium, lasting foam. The aroma is weak, and hints at red fruits. The flavor is odd, it sort of tastes like cheap champagne. Other flavors include cola syrup, and deep cherries. It is interesting.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice dark pour with a rich and long lasting head. Lots of carbonation. The best way to describe this is a Guinness mixed with a bitch beer. Not that great.
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red amber with a light beige head. Nose is sweet with some caramel and fruit. Taste is sweet with more fruit and caramel, somewhat watery for a dubbel. This wouldnít be my top choice, but itís OK and would be a good choice for people who canít have gluten.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL Bottle -- Well this ones a little different. Pours deep dark reddish-brown with a very bubbly head light tan. Aromas of grape, fig, some chocolate, caramel, and yeast. Medium body, pretty tart with some heavier carbonation. Gets points for trying something different but is a little disjointed.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Gluten Free". Looks and pours just like a Coca-Cola, including the different kind of extra-poofy "head". Definitely has pretty much the right dubbel aroma, but is not quite right (though Iíve had worse non-gluten-free!). Flavor is OK, better than expected. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department. Overall, so-so, but if you couldnít drink gluten, this might be a good choice.
tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Is this an abbey dubbel? Dark, quite sweet with some malt and caramel, but very low esters. Drinkable but boring.
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the worst gluten free ale Iíve tried. Itíll do in a bind. Rather flat and too sweet.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is easily the best gluten-free beer I’ve had. By no means was it a great dubbel but it was hardly undrinkable. The color was a nice dark purplish red but with a thin and quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma fairly faint sweetish malt. Flavor a bit odd but the first thing that popped in my head was perhaps a mix of RC Cola and red wine. Very thin on the palate and no aftertaste to speak of. Not a bad beer, though, and I’d drink it again.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried to approach this the way I would a wheat beer. The grain bill is completely different, so there is no reason to expect a malted barley flavor profile. That being said, I think this is an exceptionally well-made beer. The beer is a deep, clear mahogany with a ruby tint and a nice rocky head. Good aroma with yeasty, bready notes and somewhat of a port-like character. This certainly looks and smells great. A little thin on the mouthfeel, with initial flavors of orchard fruits, dark-roasted coffee, and a little citrus rind. Finishes with more coffee-like sourness than I expected which I am guessing is due to the specific grains used. This is a pretty nice, warming beverage with some flavors unexpected of a Belgian dubbel. I may be giving this extra points based on its gluten-free labeling, but when you think of the crap thatís been available to Celiac sufferers in the past, this beer really is a remarkable accomplishment. Although not up there with the best dubbels out there (like Westmalle), it still beats many of the lame American versions out there.